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Merlin

Welcome to our class page!

This week our class awards go to.....

Charley 

For creating a fantastic home project on Varjak Paw and Mesopotamia! Well done!

Our Star Reader......

Joshua!

              Who has managed to read the highest number of words this week!

Our TT rockstar......

Osiris & Amariah!

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday 24th November:

Chior filming to take place

Friday 26th November:

Christmas Card design competition deadline

 

Highlights of the week..... 

 This week we have been busy creating and writing about our mythical creatures in Literacy. 

In maths, we continued learning about fractions.

For science, we have started to learn about the 6 stages of the human lifecycle.

Do you know what they are?

We did alot of plotting on our maps for Topic, and looked at how slaves were used during the Ancient Greek times. 

During our computing lesson, we learnt how to touch type. If you would like to practice at home then click on the link below:

Dance Mat Typing

 

Our week in pictures..... 

 

 

 

 

 

Remember to log on to TT rockstars on the weekend and take part in the year 5 battle.
Don't forget to read for 20 mins everyday and learn your spellings for a test next Thursday!

 

Well done Merlin class for a super week of hard learning! 

I am proud of you all!

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Merlin Class Representatives

        

 Aizah - School Council rep                         Pola - Eco-Council Rep

      

Sulaiman - Literacy Council rep     Ayomi -Science Ambassador 

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Our Topics this term

We will be travelling back in time, finding out more about Ancient Greece, how long their civilisation lasted, what they traded and believed in and many more things!

Our Literacy class book will be based on Odysseus... who endures harrowing ordeals and adventures while trying to find his way back home,  across unfamiliar seas to reach his beloved homeland and darling wife Penelope. 

Our Science topic will be about Animals including Humans, where we will be learning about human development, gestation periods of different animals and puberty. 

Our Maths will be focusing on fractions, decimals and percentages, shape, measure (length, mass, volume and capacity) four operations and statistics.

Remember our PE day for this term is Thursday! Make sure you're ready in your PE kits! We will be focusing on improving our skills in Gymnastics!

Want to do more at home? Why not start on a home-project based on any topic that we are currently learning.

Here are some ideas....
  • Make a mask for Greek Theatre
  • Sculpt a relief with modeling clay;
  • Create the Parthenon with paper
  • Greek unit study mosaic tutorial from theunlikelyhomeschool.com
  • Seed and Bean mosaic coasters
  • Decorate Greek vases
  • Magic Squares, Triangular numbers
  • Make a constellarium -as the Greek astronomers charted more than 800 stars;
  • Build a Temple - online
  • Simulation on the Greek Olympics - understanding the Greek City States 
  • Write a travel brochure of a place in Ancient Greece. Advertise why you would want to live there.
  • Pick a famous Greek invention and create an advertisement to be displayed in the marketplace.

Visit these websites for more super ideas:

Ancient Greece Home Project Ideas

Ancient Greece Home Projects

The list is endless..Be creative as you can! 

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                          Useful Websites for Home Learning

MyOn

You can access thousands of books online through MyOn! Go to the MyOn website and login with your AR login. If you can't log in please let me know and I will look into it.

Sign In - myON®

TT Rockstars

Keep logging on to TT Rockstars! Again, any problems logging in please let me know.

Times Tables Rock Stars (ttrockstars.com)

Accelerated Reader 

AR reading

5-a-Day

Keep fit at home by logging on and doing your regular exercise!

5-a-Day

Yumu Music

Practice the songs and access your assignments on Yumu using the following link.

Charanga- Yumu

Want to learn more about the topics you are learning in school then visit the following sites:

Discovery Espresso

BBC Bitesize